What You Can Do
You Can Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites
The life cycle of the mosquito
- EGGS are laid on the water surface or where later flooding will allow the emergence of:
- LARVAE which grow rapidly to:
- PUPAE in which wings, legs, and beak develop that will be needed by the:
- ADULT which returns to the water to lay EGGS and start the cycle all over again.
- Mosquitoes breed only in water.
- Mosquitoes must have water for at least 7 days to complete their development.
- Any standing water may breed mosquitoes.
- Control measures should be directed at their breeding places.
Check your yard – eliminate all standing water in:
- Roof gutters and rain barrels
- Boats and birdbaths
- Cans, bottles, and plastic bags
- Flower pots and vases
- Unused swimming and wading pools
- Wheelbarrows and mortar tubs
- Ornamental pools and fountains
- Cellars and crawl spaces
- Old tires and tire ruts
Drain or dump the water once each week!